Sobeys is installing plexiglass barriers to keep workers and shoppers safe

Sobeys is taking strides to protect workers and shoppers by installing plexiglass barriers in stores across Canada.

The Canadian supermarket chain will place the barriers — made from large sheets of shatter-resistant glass — at every Sobeys check-out in an attempt to encourage social distancing.

Installation began on Thursday.

CEO Michael Medline said "throughout this very difficult time, the health and safety of our customers and teammates remains our top priority."

"We understand we are an essential service to all Canadians, and we want you to know that we are doing everything in our power to maintain our stores to the highest standard of cleanlineness and safety," he continued

"Together, we will all get through this."

Sobeys will also change its operating hours in order to give exhausted employees extra time to sanitize the store and take a well-deserved break.

The company's stores will also devote their first hour of operations to seniors and other vulnerable shoppers.

Canadian grocery stores continue to reassure shoppers that supply chains will not be interrupted, and stock will be consistently replenished in the coming weeks.

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